Courtesy of the Theater CompanyThe cast of “The Music of Grease” performs a number from the show at Sinatra Park.
There’s still time to catch the summer’s most fun concert in Hoboken!
Since July 23, The Theater Company has been performing “The Music of Grease,” a showcase of songs from the classic musical, in Sinatra Park.
Director David Zimmerman said choosing to highlight tunes from “Grease” was a no-brainer.
“ ‘Grease’ is still one of the most popular movies, for adults and youth alike, and it was revived on Broadway three times over the past 20 years, all with successful runs,” he said, noting that the 1971 show’s themes still resonate with people today.
“I think anyone who went through high school can relate. Each character has their own unique personality. While watching the show, you’ll say, ‘I was like that,’ or ‘That reminds me of my friends,’ when you were in high school. Some things never change, which is why ‘Grease’ is timeless.”
He said he wanted to take advantage of the show’s enduring popularity and get the cast to really connect with the audience.
“Nearly everyone knows the music and we wanted people to sing along as well as sit back and listen,” he said, noting that the show’s emphasis on audience participation makes it stand out.
“We worked in audience participation, so we’ll be pulling volunteers from the audience for certain numbers, and going into the audience in others to dance with them,” said Zimmerman.
While the production will only feature the show’s songs and not its entire storyline, Zimmerman said that cast members are sure to please audiences by delivering a full performance.
“The cast their voices are amazing. You’ll think you are watching characters from the movie,” he said. “They will be acting their parts and will be dancing as they are singing.”
Overall, he said there’s no better way to spend your “Summer Nights” than seeing the outdoor show.
“Everyone will have a good time, whether they get up and dance or just sit and watch. The energy of the cast and the music from the show is contagious fun, and audiences will leave humming the tunes for days to come.”
The Theater Company will perform “The Music of Grease” today through Sunday at 7 p.m. at Sinatra Park, 410 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken. For more information, visit TheTheaterCompany.org.